History UsefulNotes / Sweden

17th Apr '16 5:55:11 AM aye_amber
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* Sweden is also known (along with its neighbours {{UsefulNotes/Norway}} and {{UsefulNotes/Finland}}) for its extensive contribution to the various forms of metal music... which of course is just more [[OverusedRunningGag unease and yelling]]. They don't usually use HeävyMëtal Ümlaut though, since å, ä and ö are used as proper letters. Examples of bands include Music/{{Hammerfall}}, Music/{{Sabaton}}, Music/AmonAmarth, Music/{{Therion}}, Music/{{Candlemass}}, Music/{{Bathory}}, Music/ArchEnemy, Music/{{Evergrey}}, Music/{{Ghost}}, {{Entombed}}, Music/{{Marduk}}, Music/{{Dragonland}}, Twilight Force, The Gothenburg Three (Music/DarkTranquillity, Music/InFlames, and Music/AtTheGates), and whatever ensemble Music/YngwieMalmsteen has [[IAmTheBand playing second fiddle to him]].

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* Sweden is also known (along with its neighbours {{UsefulNotes/Norway}} and {{UsefulNotes/Finland}}) for its extensive contribution to the various forms of metal music... which of course is just more [[OverusedRunningGag unease and yelling]]. They don't usually use HeävyMëtal Ümlaut though, since å, ä and ö are used as proper letters. Examples of bands include Music/{{Hammerfall}}, Music/{{Sabaton}}, Music/AmonAmarth, Music/{{Therion}}, Music/{{Candlemass}}, Music/{{Bathory}}, Music/ArchEnemy, Music/{{Evergrey}}, Music/{{Ghost}}, {{Entombed}}, Music/{{Entombed}}, Music/{{Marduk}}, Music/{{Dragonland}}, Twilight Force, The Gothenburg Three (Music/DarkTranquillity, Music/InFlames, and Music/AtTheGates), and whatever ensemble Music/YngwieMalmsteen has [[IAmTheBand playing second fiddle to him]].him.]]
9th Mar '16 10:22:22 AM matteste
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* Sweden is also known (along with its neighbours {{UsefulNotes/Norway}} and {{UsefulNotes/Finland}}) for its extensive contribution to the various forms of metal music... which of course is just more [[OverusedRunningGag unease and yelling]]. They don't usually use HeävyMëtal Ümlaut though, since å, ä and ö are used as proper letters. Examples of bands include Music/{{Hammerfall}}, Music/{{Sabaton}}, Music/AmonAmarth, Music/{{Therion}}, Music/{{Candlemass}}, Music/{{Bathory}}, Music/ArchEnemy, Music/{{Evergrey}}, Music/{{Ghost}}, {{Entombed}}, Music/{{Marduk}}, The Gothenburg Three (Music/DarkTranquillity, Music/InFlames, and Music/AtTheGates), and whatever ensemble Music/YngwieMalmsteen has [[IAmTheBand playing second fiddle to him]].

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* Sweden is also known (along with its neighbours {{UsefulNotes/Norway}} and {{UsefulNotes/Finland}}) for its extensive contribution to the various forms of metal music... which of course is just more [[OverusedRunningGag unease and yelling]]. They don't usually use HeävyMëtal Ümlaut though, since å, ä and ö are used as proper letters. Examples of bands include Music/{{Hammerfall}}, Music/{{Sabaton}}, Music/AmonAmarth, Music/{{Therion}}, Music/{{Candlemass}}, Music/{{Bathory}}, Music/ArchEnemy, Music/{{Evergrey}}, Music/{{Ghost}}, {{Entombed}}, Music/{{Marduk}}, Music/{{Dragonland}}, Twilight Force, The Gothenburg Three (Music/DarkTranquillity, Music/InFlames, and Music/AtTheGates), and whatever ensemble Music/YngwieMalmsteen has [[IAmTheBand playing second fiddle to him]].
6th Dec '15 5:55:57 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/MaxVonSydow has appeared in some 140 movies since his debut in 1949. Among his more famous parts are Antonius Block, the knight who plays chess with [[TheGrimReaper Death]] in ''TheSeventhSeal''; Jesus in ''Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold''; Father Merrin in ''Film/TheExorcist''; Joubert in ''Film/ThreeDaysOfTheCondor''; Emperor Ming in ''Film/FlashGordon''; Blofeld in ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''; Judge Fargo in ''Film/JudgeDredd'', Director Burgess in ''Film/MinorityReport'', and Esbern is ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''.

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* Creator/MaxVonSydow has appeared in some 140 movies since his debut in 1949. Among his more famous parts are Antonius Block, the knight who plays chess with [[TheGrimReaper Death]] in ''TheSeventhSeal''; ''Film/TheSeventhSeal''; Jesus in ''Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold''; Father Merrin in ''Film/TheExorcist''; Joubert in ''Film/ThreeDaysOfTheCondor''; Emperor Ming in ''Film/FlashGordon''; Blofeld in ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''; Judge Fargo in ''Film/JudgeDredd'', Director Burgess in ''Film/MinorityReport'', and Esbern is ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''.



* Parodies of TheSeventhSeal (especially the scene where MaxVonSydow is playing ChessWithDeath) are not uncommon in American media, and they often include a fair attempt at talking actual Swedish.

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* Parodies of TheSeventhSeal ''Film/TheSeventhSeal'' (especially the scene where MaxVonSydow is playing ChessWithDeath) are not uncommon in American media, and they often include a fair attempt at talking actual Swedish.
21st Sep '15 7:54:36 AM zero5889
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* Creator/DolphLundgren is (in-)famous for appearing in second- and third-rate action movies, like ''Film/UniversalSoldier'' and ''Film/MastersOfTheUniverse'', though he's probably still most famous as Drago from ''RockyIV''. He also has a master's degree in chemical engineering and a second degree black belt in karate.

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\n* Creator/DolphLundgren is (in-)famous (in)famous for appearing in second- and third-rate second/third-rate action movies, like ''Film/UniversalSoldier'' and ''Film/MastersOfTheUniverse'', though he's probably still most famous as Ivan Drago (also a FakeRussian) from ''RockyIV''. ''Film/RockyIV''. He also has a master's degree in chemical engineering and a second degree black belt in karate.
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* Owing to its keen interest in music, Sweden has one of the most distinguished records at the Series/EurovisionSongContest, having won it six times (one behind Ireland), with such winners as ABBA (Brighton 1974), Per, Richard and Louis Herrey (Luxembourg 1984), Carola Häggkvist (Rome 1991), Charlotte Nilsson-Perelli (Jerusalem 1999), Loreen Talhaoui (Baku 2012) and Måns Zelmerlöw (Vienna 2015), with the latter two earning the second- and third-highest scores in the contest's history, respectively.













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26th Aug '15 7:16:19 PM nombretomado
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* However, that's not all Sweden does. Pippi Långstrump (you may know her better as Literature/PippiLongstocking) holds a Swedish passport and was created by Creator/AstridLindgren, a Swedish writer. Then of course you have the Swedish Chef on TheMuppetShow. So it goes both ways.

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* However, that's not all Sweden does. Pippi Långstrump (you may know her better as Literature/PippiLongstocking) holds a Swedish passport and was created by Creator/AstridLindgren, a Swedish writer. Then of course you have the Swedish Chef on TheMuppetShow.''Series/TheMuppetShow''. So it goes both ways.
11th Aug '15 10:56:22 AM FloatzelFTW
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The country of hot blondes, rabid feminists and moose.

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The country of hot blondes, rabid feminists [[ForeignQueasine disgusting fish]] and moose.
2nd Aug '15 2:14:27 PM AnotherDuck
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A 1973 bank robbery in Stockholm, later cinematized as {{Film/Norrmalmstorg}}, was the TropeNamer for the StockholmSyndrome.

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A 1973 bank robbery in Stockholm, later cinematized as {{Film/Norrmalmstorg}}, ''{{Film/Norrmalmstorg}}'', was the TropeNamer for the StockholmSyndrome.
26th Jul '15 5:48:18 PM nombretomado
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* For some reason, perhaps the majority of indie game developers in the western world come from Sweden. DanielRemar, Creator/{{Cactus}}, [[{{Minecraft}} Notch]], {{Nifflas}} and Creator/FrictionalGames, among others, are all Swedes. They even hold [[http://www.nomoresweden.com/ an annual indie game development convention]] there. Larger Swedish developers include the likes of Creator/MassiveEntertainment (''VideoGame/GroundControl'', ''VideoGame/WorldInConflict''), Starbreeze Studios (''VideoGame/TheDarkness'', ''VideoGame/EscapeFromButcherBay'', ''VideoGame/AssaultOnDarkAthena'') and DICE (the ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'' series, ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge'', etc.).

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* For some reason, perhaps the majority of indie game developers in the western world come from Sweden. DanielRemar, Creator/{{Cactus}}, [[{{Minecraft}} [[VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} Notch]], {{Nifflas}} and Creator/FrictionalGames, among others, are all Swedes. They even hold [[http://www.nomoresweden.com/ an annual indie game development convention]] there. Larger Swedish developers include the likes of Creator/MassiveEntertainment (''VideoGame/GroundControl'', ''VideoGame/WorldInConflict''), Starbreeze Studios (''VideoGame/TheDarkness'', ''VideoGame/EscapeFromButcherBay'', ''VideoGame/AssaultOnDarkAthena'') and DICE (the ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'' series, ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge'', etc.).
5th Jul '15 10:46:03 AM nombretomado
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* NordicNoir is a recently successful genre. Of particular note in recent years is a detective named [[Series/{{Wallander}} Kurt Wallander]], the star of a series of novels, adapted for TV in [[Series/{{Wallander}} English]] as well as Swedish. Also of considerable note is the late Stieg Larsson's ''Literature/MillenniumTrilogy'', a trio of novels adapted into films. A well-known Swedish novel is also ''Film/LetTheRightOneIn'', which also has a film adaptation.

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* NordicNoir is a recently successful genre. Of particular note in recent years is a detective named [[Series/{{Wallander}} Kurt Wallander]], the star of a series of novels, adapted for TV in [[Series/{{Wallander}} English]] as well as Swedish. Also of considerable note is the late Stieg Larsson's ''Literature/MillenniumTrilogy'', a trio of novels adapted into films. A well-known Swedish novel is also ''Film/LetTheRightOneIn'', ''Literature/LetTheRightOneIn'', which also has a film adaptation.



* After ''LetTheRightOneIn'' and ''Film/{{Frostbite}}'', vampires having fun in the winters. FridgeBrilliance due to the longer nights. Especially since Northern Sweden has [[TheNightThatNeverEnds polar night]].

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* After ''LetTheRightOneIn'' ''Literature/LetTheRightOneIn'' and ''Film/{{Frostbite}}'', vampires having fun in the winters. FridgeBrilliance due to the longer nights. Especially since Northern Sweden has [[TheNightThatNeverEnds polar night]].
1st Jul '15 11:31:32 PM erforce
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* In a refreshing change, the film ''Film/ShowMeLove'', while hardly all sugar and light, is still the single most adorable film about SchoolgirlLesbians in Western media you will ''ever'' see and swept the Swedish equivalent of the Academy Awards in 1997, defeating, of all things, Creator/JamesCameron's juggernaut ''Film/{{Titanic}}''.

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* In a refreshing change, the film ''Film/ShowMeLove'', while hardly all sugar and light, is still the single most adorable film about SchoolgirlLesbians in Western media you will ''ever'' see and swept the Swedish equivalent of the Academy Awards in 1997, defeating, of all things, Creator/JamesCameron's juggernaut ''Film/{{Titanic}}''.
''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}''.
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